I'm in a kickass new original band right now, playing a funky-rock type of music. We've been playing with some different covers and I'm REALLY not feeling them. Not to mention they don't fit in with our original music at all. We're taking time away from writing original music to practice these songs and I think our original music might suffer because we are learning these other songs. There really isn't too much out there that sounds like us, so picking covers is pretty hard. I'd say we've got an Incubus(minus the DJ) plus Hendrix type of mix. My question would be, is there any reason we should even be playing covers as an original band? Will the covers benifit us in any way, or will it just slow down our goals of becoming a good local all-original band? The band as a whole would rather do all original, but we've got this feeling that we need covers to make people happy and so people will let us play. Band history: Guitarist and Volcalist got together in mid 05 and have written 14+ songs. Drummer joined in late 05. I joined this January. We haven't played a gig yet. Now that we have our 14 or so originals down OK, we are toying with the covers. Then we'll try to start gigging. Any and all input would be helpful!